Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson Fall Short In Final Round Of Masters

Tiger And Phil Made Quite The Charge, But Came Up Just Short

4/12/09 in Golf   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both stormed back together from a 7 shot deficit to nearly take over in the final round of the 2009 Masters, but both came up short in their bid for another Green Jacket.

Mickelson set a course record with a 30 through the front 9, but was 1 over par in the back 9 and faded back from the leader, who is currently Kenny Perry at 12 under par. Tiger had a solid day as well, but bogeys on 17 and 18 killed his chances for a comeback.

Woods and Mickelson were paired together, and it will probably end up being the best grouping of the final round. They seemed to feed off each other, and they definitely were playing some inspired golf.

Unfortunately for both of them, they dug themselves in too deep of holes during the first 3 rounds. They were both 7 strokes out of the lead, and it proved to be insurmountable in the end.

The good news for Tiger fans is that he's definitely back, and ready to compete at a high level, especially when it counts the most. Hopefully we'll see more epic battles between Tiger, Phil and everyone else many more times this year.

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4/13/09   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

Interesting to see all that talent together come up short! hmmmmmmm Ed you were right!

4/12/09   |   peagle05

gotta give tiger credit for that performance at the end. him and phil..that was crazy

4/12/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Tiger is just beginning to put his game together................Perry shot the best golf this week.

But they could feel the TIGER on the prowl. It is just a matter of time before he feast again.

Excellent points all around. Perry has been very consistent, and has played extremely well. Assuming he maintains through this last hole, he will have a very well-deserved Major win. As for Tiger... watch out. He didn't play nearly his best golf early in the tournament, and was still a couple holes from victory. Imagine if he actually played well all 4 days.

4/12/09   |   MIKE!   |   41 respect

 well this proves the point that there is actually a chance of somebody else winning even when tiger is at 90%!!! sure tiger still had a chance to win but it should make the other golfers feel good that they still have a chance until he is at 100%

4/12/09   |   mutantman

go tiger     he did better than i thought he would

4/12/09   |   pets1210

I like Phil!! GO PHIL! He did good!!